In memoriam: Ryk Hattingh (1957 – 2017)

The last years he repaired shoes and duplicated keys in Australia, but in his younger years he lived in South Africa and he wrote, also during his years repairing shoes. His name is Ryk Hattingh. Just a week ago he received anh important literary prize in South Africa. Read more about Ryk and his literary … Continue reading In memoriam: Ryk Hattingh (1957 – 2017)

A Q&A Trade Secrets runner-up prize winner, Amy Heydenrych

Amy Heydenrych is a book blogger (I sympathize with her !) and she is a writer (well, nothing on this side), including a ghost writer. She has now published a short story titled Handle with Care. In this interview she tells about her story and the underlying thoughts and societal situation.  

Former journalist wins NLNG $100,000 literature prize

It is a moment to look forward t0. The announcement of the winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature. The edition of this year has been named and his name is Ikeogu Oke. He wrote a collection of poetry and the jury was duly impressed. There were a mighty 184 entries for this year’s competotion. … Continue reading Former journalist wins NLNG $100,000 literature prize


The writer of this travelogue is Fiona Stax Ledger who worked for the BBC Africa Service for about ten years. During this period she travelled to many countries, met many people, saw many sceneries, she travelled in many way to many places. In this book she recounts moments of this period chasing news, but in … Continue reading MR BIGSTUFF AND THE GODDESS OF CHARM